Concern over teenage mothers
Durban - The number of teenagers among the mothers who gave birth on New Year's Day is concerning, the Kwazulu-Natal Health department said on Sunday.
"There were six teenage mothers who gave birth, which is a concern that the MEC [Sibongiseni Dhlomo] has been vocal against," said departmental spokesperson Chris Maxon.
The first New Year's baby, a girl, was born to a 19-year-old mother in Pietermaritzburg.
All together 33 babies have been born thus far in the province.
Meanwhile SABC news reported more than 50 babies had been born in Limpopo.
The first child born was a girl at Mankweng Hospital four minutes after midnight.
She was followed a minute later by another baby girl born at Musina hospital.